Police Increase Efforts to Rescue Child Beggars

China Daily reports on a recent online campaign to stamp out child trafficking and exploitation:

An online campaign to publish photos of child beggars is assisting authorities to crack down on gangs that kidnap children and to help reunite kidnapped children with their families.

The Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday that the public can dial 110, a police hotline, if they suspect children are being organized or forced to beg on the streets.

“Addressing child trafficking and organized begging by minors needs the joint efforts of all sectors of society,” said Chen Shiqu, head of the anti-trafficking office under the ministry.

The public have played a positive role in providing clues, rescuing minors and offering social assistance, he added.

The ministry’s move follows an online campaign, which was launched by netizens on micro blogs on Jan 25.

Read more about this online campaign here and here via CDT.

February 12, 2011 1:42 AM
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